Happy October! 🍂 We DO have school on Oct. 8
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Calendar
3rd Grade Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

6th/7th & 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

5th Grade Parent Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 11th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Rummage Sale
Friday, Oct. 12 & Saturday, Oct. 13
Willow Class Fundraiser

Faculty In-Service Day
Monday, Oct. 15th
*** NO SCHOOL ***

Walk Through the Classes
Tuesday, Oct. 16th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
RSVP Required

Lou Harvey-Zahra Lecture
Tuesday, Oct. 16th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Open to the public!

1st, 2nd & 4th Grade Parent Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day for Grades
Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Details TBA

Kindergarten Lagoon Day
Thursday, Nov. 1st
Letter from our Dean
Dear Maple Village Families,
 
Our school has had the pleasure of having a dynamic speaker visit us twice from Australia, and both times, she packed the house!  I am very pleased to say, she contacted me once more during summer, as she is coming to L.A. this month.  We will be hosting her for an evening lecture on understanding the stages of child development, how best to work with your children at home during their growth and how the Waldorf curriculum meets their needs through this journey through the grades. 
 
Please consider planning ahead to find child care (it will not be offered on campus for this event) and attending this night - Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 - 8:00!  Lou speaks with humor, compassion, and knowledge while giving parents many easy tools to pull out of their bags.  There is a flyer below with more information.
 
We had a wonderful few picture days.  Thank you for bringing your children prepped and ready! 
 
Please note: We are in school this Monday (Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day)!
We have a Faculty In-Service Day on Monday, October 15th (no student day).  This is when our faculty members are able to visit other schools to observe a peer teacher in order to gain ideas, perspective and support. 
 
Have a wonderful weekend.  I’m very excited to show my visiting Swiss student the UCLA campus, take in a soccer game and finally see my two college boys! 
 
Warmly,
Lisa
From the Office
Extended Day Program


Now that September extended day invoices have been sent out, we would like to remind parents to please read through our entire Extended Day Program Information handout thoroughly to prevent surprises on your bill.  This handout, along with annual pass and standing reservation contract forms, can be found on our website for your reference.  (Printed copies are also available in the office.)

To make or modify an extended day reservation, contact the front office.  For questions about billing, payment or your account, please contact Pam.

Want to set up automatic recurring payments?
Please fill out this form for the 2018-2019 school year (tuition and/or extended day payments) and return it to the front office or email it to info@maplevillageschool.org.  

MVWS Store Spotlight


Hardcover Kids Yoga Bedtime Rhymes books are only $5!  Grab your copy now.

Parent Village
Photos
The 3rd grade Willow class has been turning their finger knitting into the biggest yarn ball ever!  They will be unrolling it to measure exactly how long all of their finger knitting is as part of their Measurement main lesson block.
Now Enrolling
After-School Theatre for Grades Students - Sign Up Now!

We are excited to welcome KITE back this year, bringing their amazing theatre program to students in grades 1-8!  KITE will meet after school is dismissed on Friday afternoons.  For more information or to enroll your child, please email KITE at info@kitekids.org.
Adult Classes with Sebastien Dupuis

Thursdays: September 20 - November 1 (7 weeks).  There's still space to join!
 
1:00-2:00 Eurythmy
Why do we do Eurythmy in Waldorf schools? Come experience live music and poetry through flowing movement with others. An introduction to the new art of speech and tone eurythmy. 
 
2:00-3:30 Anthroposophical Study
Through observation, practical exercises and study we will explore how Anthroposophy (the philosophy at the source of Waldorf education) can help us acquire a deeper experience of the social question, liberty of thought, and a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the human being.
We will work with a lecture by Rudolf Steiner:  https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Dates/19161010p01.html
 
Please sign up in the MVWS office (participant minimum 4, maximum 16).
You may drop in to individual classes ($10 each) or register for both classes for all 7 weeks ($100).  Cash or checks (made out to Sebastien Dupuis) are accepted.
If finances are a constraint, other exchanges can be possible - please contact Sebastien.
Waldorf Community

Hello Dear Families,

 

      2018 has been an empowering year for women, but also painful and confusing.  And I’m speaking from the perspective of an adult.  I constantly wonder about the messages our girls are getting, both directly and indirectly. What do they hear us whispering (or quarreling) about, after each loathsome event in the media?  What snippets of news do they chew on, but can’t quite digest?  What questions they have, but are too timid to ask?  Page Turners’ aim is simple; to give girls a space to think critically, to disagree, to deepen empathy, and build a supportive community.  Topics are approached by journeying through appropriate and moving novels, written by and for women.

 

 If you’d like your daughter to be a part of the conversation, I’m hoping to make it even easier by offering $20 off using the promo code CHAPTER1.  Tuesdays, at the Hangout on 4th, starting October 16th.  Fitting for grades 4/5/6. 

 

I'm happy to answer any and all questions you may have.  Feel free to contact me @  PageTurnersBookClubLA@gmail.com 

 

Warmly, 

 

         Cori Amendt 

About Maple Village Waldorf School

Maple Village Waldorf School aims to create a compassionate and welcoming environment rooted in the traditions and the philosophies of Waldorf education. We endeavor to engage and nurture the whole child resulting in a balance of heart, mind, body and spirit. We strive to provide a full living education integrating academia, the arts and communal awareness in order to inspire, energize and develop creativity and a love of learning in each student.

 

For more information or to apply, please call us at (562) 434-8200, email us at info@maplevillageschool.org, or visit our website.
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